Parable of the Tenants (Matthew 21:33-41)Bible Commentary / Produced by TOW Project
The parable immediately following the parable of the wicked tenants (Matt. 21:33-41) takes place in a workplace, namely, a vineyard. However, Jesus makes it clear that he is not talking about running a vineyard, but about his own rejection and coming murder at the instigation of the Jewish religious authorities of his day (Matt. 21:45). The key to applying it to today’s workplace is verse 43, “The kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that produces the fruits of the kingdom.” We all have been given responsibilities in our work. If we refuse to do them in obedience to God, we are working at odds with God’s kingdom. In every job, our ultimate performance appraisal comes from God.
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Table of Contents
- Working as Citizens of God’s Kingdom (Matthew 1-4)
- The Kingdom of Heaven at Work in Us (Matthew 5-7)
- The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12)
- Wealth and Provision (Matthew 6)
- Tales of Two Kingdoms (Matthew 11-17)
- Living in the New Kingdom (Matthew 18-25)
- Parable of the Tenants (Matthew 21:33-41)
Explore what Matthew says about the kingdom of God and your work. The lessons in each chapter are great for small group or individual study. Lessons include scripture references, reflections questions and prayer.
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